SWEDO is pleased to introduce our new Secretary General, Negin Tagavi, who started working with us in the beginning of March 2020.
Negin Tagavi is a trained diplomat and lawyer, who has served at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs for seven years. She was posted to Iraq at the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad during 2011-2013 as political and human rights officer. Later, she was deployed at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN in New York covering middle east.
In 2014, she came back to Iraq to coordinate the Swedish humanitarian response for a limited period of time and in 2016 for study trip focusing on issues related to international public law. Her other assignments within the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at Headquarters in Stockholm included Human Rights and Public International Law.
Before joining SWEDO, Negin was leading the Institute for Democracy and Dialogue (IDEDI) which is a part of a big youth organization in Sweden called Fryshuset that works with promoting empowerment and social inclusion of youth, especially for those at risk or those who already face exclusion.
Negin has a Master of Laws from Stockholm University. She also has special passion to learn other languages and explore different cultures (studied Spanish at Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano and basic Arabic courses in Cairo, Egypt). Her other interests include freediving, climbing, travelling, painting and socializing with friends and family.